Match Preview | York City vs Ebbsfleet United

By Brad Saxton | Image by Mark Comer

The Minstermen are back at the LNER Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon when we take on Ebbsfleet United in a big game in the Vanarama National League.

Having taken on Rochdale last weekend away from home, Neal Ardley’s side head into this fixture unbeaten in their last three National League games, having secured one win and two draws over recent weeks.

This weekend’s visitors travel up to North Yorkshire hoping to secure a crucial three points which could see them move out of the relegation zone and above the Minstermen in the National League table.

Inconsistent form of late has seen Dennis Kutrieb’s side lurk near the bottom-end of the league table for the majority of the first-half of the season, having only won twice in 20 games in all competitions since they beat the Minstermen 4-1 at the Kuflink Stadium at the start of September.


Save time, buy online! Supporters can purchase advance tickets online, over the phone on 01904 950950, or in-person from the LNER Community Stadium.

Advance ticket prices for this fixture are as follows:

  • Adult – £22
  • Concession (60+) – £17
  • Student – £10
  • Age 14-18 – £10
  • Age 8-13 – £7
  • Age 2-7* – Free
  • Carers* – Free

Please Note – prices for Adults, Concessions, Students, Ages 14-18 and 8-13 increase by £1 if purchased on matchday.

** Must be claimed via the ticket office.

The fixture is NOT all ticket and pay on the day is available at the ticket booth located at the exterior of the West Stand. However, we encourage online sales.

All supporters purchasing online must input a valid email address on their account in order to receive their ticket. When logging in to the online system, you can use your email address as your supporter number.

Away Fans 

Ebbsfleet United supporters will be situated in the West Stand Overflow (WG, WH & WI) for Saturday’s fixture.

Tickets can be purchased using the ‘Away Fans’ section on the club’s official online ticketing platform.


We are pleased to announce that Keith Houchen will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest for Saturday’s fixture.

Houchen joined the Minstermen in March 1984 and played his part at the end of the 1983/84 campaign as he helped the club secure promotion to the 3rd Division.

Over the next two seasons, he became a key goalscorer for the club, with him finishing as top-scorer for the Minstermen during the 1984/85 season after scoring 18 times. Minstermen fans will know Houchen well after he netted the winning goal in the club’s iconic 1-0 win over Arsenal at Bootham Crescent in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

After leaving York City partway through the 1985/86 campaign, he joined Scunthorpe United before going on to play for the likes of Coventry City, Port Vale and Hartlepool United.

Hospitality bookings have now closed for this fixture.

Doors open at 12:30pm for Hospitality guests on Saturday afternoon.


Matchday parking spaces in the Monks Cross Park & Ride car park can be booked here for £5.

A full guide to parking around the LNER Community Stadium can be found here.

Please note, parking spaces in other areas of the Vangarde Shopping Park site are restricted to a maximum of 2 hours on matchdays.

We ask that any supporters planning on parking in residential areas to please respect our neighbours, pay attention to any parking restrictions, and avoid blocking access to any driveways.

Match Programme/50:50 Draw 

A 52-page physical matchday programme is available for this fixture and will be sold at every open turnstile by programme sellers for £3. This week’s edition features an exclusive interview with midfielder Olly Green, and much more!

50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase ahead of the game, as well as online by clicking here, from sellers in high-vis jackets at every open turnstile right up until kick-off, with some great prizes up for grabs.


1st Prize: Main Cash Prize

2nd Prize: £50

3rd Prize: £25

Foundation Fan Zone Stage (Sponsored by Jorvik Radio) Music – Sponsored by Jorvik Radio

Rick Miles will be live on the Foundation Fan Zone Stage (Sponsored by Jorvik Radio), closing out the year’s worth of acts at the LNER Community Stadium ahead of kick off.

You can learn more about Rick on his website by clicking here, follow his Facebook account and @rickmiles_acoustix on Instagram.

Y22 Bus Service

The Y22 Shuttle Bus service, kindly organised by York City Supporters Trust and First York, will be running for this fixture.

The Y22 service runs from two hours before kick-off and after the game until the ground is clear, up to 90 minutes after the full-time whistle. This increases the frequency of buses running between Stonebow in the City Centre and the Monks Cross Park & Ride stop, as well as freeing up capacity on the existing number 9 route.

Fans wishing to use the service will need to purchase the Y22 tickets from the First Bus app, which are priced at:

  • Adult return: £3.50
  • Child/Concessionary return: £2
  • Adult single: £2
  • Child/Concessionary single: £1

No other tickets are valid on the service.

Keep updated with the game

As always, the best way to follow the game is in the ground. If you can’t make it to the LNER Community Stadium however, here are some alternatives:

Matchday Information/FAQs

For full travel information please click here.

For Car Parking information please click here.